Monday, May 01, 2006

Chutzpah (Law Day Edition)

Big brass ones:
Law Day, U.S.A., 2006
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

America's legal system is central to protecting the constitutional principles on which our Nation was founded. As we observe Law Day, we celebrate our heritage of freedom, justice, and equality under the law.

This year's Law Day theme, "Liberty Under Law: Separate Branches, Balanced Powers," honors the wisdom of the separation of powers that the Framers of our Constitution established for the Federal Government. Delegates to the Constitutional Convention recognized the risks that accompany the concentration of power and devised a system in which the Federal Government's authorities are divided among three independent branches. James Madison highlighted the importance of our Constitution's separation of powers when he wrote, "the accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands . . . may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny."
I guess it could be like "Columbus Day", sort of a 'remember when' historical type thing. Remember the quaint days when laws mattered? Those were the days.

He was against law before he was for it?
The statement represented the latest in a string of high-profile instances in which Bush has cited his constitutional authority to bypass a law.
Or maybe since today is 'round up the dirty immigrant day' it's sort of a one-day, blow-out, everything must go, rule-of-law special.

At some point, I almost expect Attorney General Ike Clanton to step to the podium and declare that "law don't go around here, [liberal] law-dog"

1 comment:

DJ Ninja said...

Completely off topic, Pooh, but I want to say I hate you and your "don't have to stay up until one-in-the-morning to watch playoff basketball" self. Take that. Stupid Alaska Time Zone. (By the way, I can't believe it's really called that. That's awesome.)